Retreat Center Details

Location

The 2018 San Francisco Workshops will be held at the:
Mercy Center
2300 Adeline Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010

Located 15 miles south of downtown San Francisco, 10 minutes from San Francisco International Airport, and five minutes from the Millbrae BART/Caltrain station.

Accommodations

Overnight accommodations include 80 bedrooms with twin beds in a quiet and informal community setting. Each single-occupancy bedroom is furnished with a sink, writing table, and a comfortable chair for study or reflection. There are shared bathrooms down the hall.

While there are a few rooms for couples, we recommend that couples stay separately to enhance their individual retreat experience. Please email Bill Rentz Bill@FallingAwake.com to discuss availability of couples rooms.

Meals

Philosophy of Food

The Mercy Center shares our philosophy of food and strives to serve meals that are seasonally fresh, locally grown, nutritious, and delicious. They support growers and purveyors of food whose practices are environmentally conscious.

Special Dietary Needs

The well-balanced meals include a good variety of foods from which to choose, including fruits and vegetables, soups and salads. Small kitchenettes with microwaves and small refrigerators are on each floor. There is also a health food store about a mile away. The Mercy Center can meet the needs of most special diets.

Pricing

Overnight guests

We have secured low-cost housing and meals to encourage you to make this workshop a retreat. The overnight guest rate includes breakfast, lunch,  dinner, tips, and tax for $175 per night. If you want to stay Thursday night before the workshop or on Sunday night, you can do so for $110 a night, which does not include meals but does include tax.

Commuter guests

If you commute or stay at a nearby hotel, we encourage you to eat lunch at Mercy Center. The cost is $25, which includes tip and tax. You can also eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner for $65, which includes tip and tax.

Directions

Mercy Center
2300 Adeline Dr.
Burlingame, CA 94010

Note: Make sure that your GPS is set to take you to 2300 Adeline Dr., Burlingame, CA rather than Mercy High School next door.

Directions from Hwy 101
Millbrae Avenue exit, west. Turn left (south) onto El Camino Real. Go past Peninsula Hospital, two stoplights to Adeline. Turn right on Adeline and go eight blocks to the Mercy Center gates, where Hoover meets Adeline.

Directions from Hwy 208
Trousdale exit, east. Follow Trousdale all the way down the hill (approx. 1.5 miles). Turn right onto El Camino Real. Continue south to Adeline (two stoplights past Peninsula Hospital). Turn right onto Adeline, continue approximately eight blocks. Mercy Center gates are located where Hoover meets Adeline.

Free shuttle from BART on Friday
Take BART or CalTrain to the Millbrae station and catch the North Burlingame free shuttle direct to the front entrance of Mercy Center. Shuttle arrives at Mercy Center 6:30 – 9:40 am, and departs Mercy Center between 3:10 – 6:10 pm, Monday through Friday.

From the airport
Take a taxi, Uber, or Lyft to the Mercy Center address. It is about 10 minutes from the airport.